About Finland

Kayaking in the Helsinki archipelago

Helsinki is the capital of Finland. No other capital city in the world features an archipelago of about 300 islands, bays penetrating into downtown, all within a short distance from city centre. A kayak is an ideal tool to explore this labyrinth of rocky islands, sandy beaches and narrow waterways.

The best paddling waters of Helsinki are outside Vuosaari in the east. The water is clear because of the sandy seabed and rocky shores. The area is protected from the high seas by a chain of islands. The peninsulas stretching out provide shelter for kayakers in all weather conditions.

Within half an hour’s paddling there are about ten islands, in which you can stop to have a break or camp http://eaifo2.org/. You can even use a self-service sauna on one of the islands, and reserve a sauna for private use on two other islands.

Here are a few links with information about Finland:


Visit Finland

Weather in Finland

This is Finland

Visit Helsinki

If you have any questions, you can also contact us. Email info(at)naturaviva.fi or phone +358 (0) 50 376 8585.


Helsinki by kayak

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From the first of June until the end of August we have a guided trip everyday from 10-13. »BOOK NOW! daytrip

Courses and trips

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»Seakayaking beginners course »Whitewater beginners course »Eskimo rolling practice

Trips in Finland

»Intermediate sea kayaking in the Gulf on Finland »Advanced sea kayaking in the Gulf on Finland »Active family holiday in Helsinki »Kayaking in the finnish lake country »Self-guided Sea Kayaking in the Gulf of Finland »Sea kayaking in Unesco world heritage site on Finnish west coast

Trips abroad

»Advanced whitewater in Norway »Sea kayaking in Lefkada, Greece

Tailored tours and trips

»More information about private courses, trips and expeditions.

Other activities

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